Handmade Wardrobe / Inspiration

Mixing New and Old

Since today is pattern mix day on EBEW, it seemed like a good idea to, you know, mix up some patterns. Check peeps, that’s 3 different patterns. Oh wait, is it cheating that my skirt has 2 different patterns in it? Yes? No? hehe

So, I realised something the other day about one of the fabrics of this skirt. I bought both prints at a store called Spotlight (it’s a fabric warehouse store) in Perth back in oh, 2006 i think? It also came in a purple. So that’s about 5 years ago. Then the other day I realised that the fabric is almost exactly the same as the fabric in this Dear Creatures dress. Which really blew my mind! I think it’s kind of cool that this print has obviously stuck around so long, and that somehow I accidentally have some!

I guess pretty prints just never go out of style!

Silk top: Vintage, thrifted
Skirt: Megan Nielsen
Shoes: Fashion Bug
Hat: Banana Republic 

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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12 years ago

Nothing about this I don’t love, from the colors to the patterns to the hat!

Maggey Grace
12 years ago

I loveeeee your pattern mixing and that hat is amazing!!! You’re so cute.

12 years ago

Love this top, it looks so fantastic on you, great pairing it with your own skirt.

12 years ago

Your whole outfit is adorable, but I especially love your skirt…probably because you made it! I’m a big fan of your line! :)

12 years ago

What a great look! I love that you made the skirt. Glad I found you and can see all your other great pieces!

12 years ago

Wow, amazing mixed prints! Way more adventurous than most while still looking amazing!!! Love the skirt…and anything paired with polka dots is good in my book!

Jean of all Trades
12 years ago

Wonderful colors! I really like the way you mixed patterns for the challenge. I’m glad I found your blog on EBEW. That hat is adorable!

12 years ago

love it and want to wear it :)

12 years ago

It’s an Ash hat!

No Drama Momma
12 years ago

Just stumbled on your blog…how, I don’t really know. Love the outfit, and we could be skin twins, down to the spots:). I like you already!

Taimi -TaimiToGetDressed

Pretty fabrics do hang around! I kept dresses I can no longer fit into or vintage ones could never even fit into in the first place because of the fabrics. It’s ridiculous but I love them.

12 years ago

I love that you used a monochrome color pallet, even the band on the fedora matches!

12 years ago

I love these colors so much! The patterns are perfect together. Now you have me wanting to go dig my fedora out of the closet!

12 years ago

How did I miss this post last week? Uh-Maz-ing. Really and truly. I adore these colors and patterns together!!

PS – Love the pics of the kids at Carousel :) Adorbable :)

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